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Foster Coordinator for Cat/Kitten(s)

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Tender Loving Cats, Inc.

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Foster Kittens
Here is a look at some of the beautiful faces we’ve rescued off the streets and then into foster homes where they can be medically treated and get ready to come up adoption.

The Foster Coordinator for Cat/Kitten(s) is a full-time volunteer position that would be perfect for a retired veterinary assistant or technician. This position focuses on placing cats and kittens in short and longer term foster homes; keeping track of the foster parents and their needs to care for the cats properly; managing all medical care appointments including spay/neuter; and coordinating all aspects of bringing cats and kittens that are adoptable into the store partners and having them placed on Petfinder & Adopt-A-Pet for adoption..

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Excellent communication, recordkeeping, and computer skills. Ability to multitask, troubleshoot, and change tasks as emergencies arise. Mature, reliable, organized, and able to pay very close attention to details. Passionate about cat/kitten(s) and able to assess their personalities. Experience with caring for cats and kittens. Must be a fast learner, able to work within an established system, and follow all rescue protocols closely. Training provided. Ability to handle people from all walks of life and of all personalities calmly and professionally, including handling emotionally charged situations. Able to work independently and as a team with the President/Medical Coordinator, volunteers and board members

Flexible availability. This position will encounter emergency situations requiring the Coordinator to respond during off hours. These situations may include a need to organize the intake of cat/kitten(s), coordinate emergency vet care with the President and the Medical Coordinator.

DUTIES:

  • Interview and screen potential fosters for short and longer term foster care. Maintain a list of all foster parents.
  • Maintain the cat foster care instruction manual, and ensure all fosters receive the manual. Discuss specific areas of the manual with each foster depending on need.
  • Promote annual kitten shower, post wish list, and provide foster parents with all needed items.
  • Coordinate with foster parents the pickup of cats and kittens, scheduling of shots, spay/neuter, and placement of cats and kittens into store partners and for adoption.
  • Must be flexible to adjust work hours and workdays for special or large projects and emergency situations.
  • Maintain constant communication on the welfare of the cats in the foster homes, and provide guidance with any questions foster parents may have. Flexible availability required for after hour calls. Document calls to/from fosters.
  • Schedule appointments for sick cat checks.
  • Develop and distribute customized care plans for special needs cats which are placed into foster homes.
  • Coordinate placing cats into long-term foster care, and working with foster parents to ensure we meet the cats’ medical needs, provide prescription refills and/or special diet food when needed, and update vaccines.
  • Assist with the medical intake of cats/kittens entering the rescue for the first time. Able to give shots and administer medicines. Able to handle fractious and feral cats and kittens.
  • Maintain regular communication with the President/Medical Coordinator and other key staff and volunteers.


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About Tender Loving Cats, Inc.

Location:

PO Box 827, Melville, NY 11747, US

Mission Statement

Tender Loving Cats, Inc. is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3), no-kill feline rescue, concentrating on reducing Long Island's community cat population through trap-neuter-return and rehabilitation of homeless cats and kittens for adoption. Tender Loving Cats, Inc. rescues the mistreated, saves the injured and loves the abandoned.

Description

Tender Loving Cats, Inc. is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3), no-kill feline rescue, concentrating on reducing Long Island's community cat population through trap-neuter-return and rehabilitation of homeless cats and kittens for adoption. Tender Loving Cats, Inc. rescues the mistreated, saves the injured and loves the abandoned.

All cats and kittens adopted from Tender Loving Cats, Inc. are spayed/neutered prior to adoption as a part of our mission to reduce the numbers of homeless cats and kittens on Long Island.

Animals
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1208 Deer Park AveNorth Babylon, NY 11703

(40.73726,-73.32251)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20-40hrs per week
  • Cell phone, ability to text & use Google Drive

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